Mission: The purpose of placementworks is to educate and serve individuals with the most severe disabilities through delivery of employment services and/or supported employment services for customers of the department of education/ division of vocational rehabilitation (doe/dovr).
Programs: Activities related to employment services consist of assisting persons with disabilities in seeking employment to choose, obtain, maintain and retain integrated competitive employment in the community. Additionally employment services are provided to persons seeking employment and needing assistance in developing or reestablishing skills, attitudes, personal characteristics, interpersonal skills, work behaviors, functional capabilities, etc. , to achieve positive employment outcomes. Additional service related activities include instruction on interviewing skills, finding and completing job applications, managing employer initial contacts, handling conflicts at and outside the workplace, tapping community resources, navigating public transportation and review of customer benefits. Supported employment services for customers of doe/dvr are necessary because these individuals with disabilities have traditionally lacked the adequate and appropriate opportunities and supports necessary to assist them in the preparation of obtaining, maintaining and regaining meaningful community based employment.